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Why Is Cholera Spreading in Haiti Now?

More than nine months after the country's devastating earthquake, a cholera epidemic has sickened thousands. Why does this infectious disease persist? David Sack, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains...

October 25, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Margaret Mead's bashers owe her an apology

Thirty-two years after her death, the anthropologist Margaret Mead remains a favorite whipping girl for ideologues of all stripes. Did you know that she cooked up the global-warming "hoax"?...

October 25, 2010 — John Horgan

A Ban on Biodiversity?

Despite being the voice of the world's flora and fauna, will the delegates at the 10th meeting of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity actually bring real change? David Biello reports...

October 24, 2010

Asian coral die-off could be worst ever; Is climate change to blame?

A massive coral bleaching event in Southeast Asian reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans is the worst coral die-off since 1998, and possibly the worst science has ever observed, says Andrew Baird of the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.Bleaching occurs when environmental factors stress the living organisms residing within coral reefs, causing them to either leave their reef structures or die...

October 22, 2010 — John Platt
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